Vodafone goes hyper: 4G network ready and Andorid tablet

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Mobile operator Vodafone seems to be picking up pace these days: The super-fast Vodafone 4G mobile network is being readied for launch, the first country for it being Australia, in 2013. Interestingly the news coincides with Vodafone's Android Tablet, which joined the tablet market as Vodaphone's very own brand device today.

Vodafone 4G Network 

The recently-launched Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile phone and of course Apple's virtually indomitable iPad "niche" has somehow pushed Vodafone even farther into the corner after the 2010 meltdown. I'm guessing that the company needed new ideas if it was to regain its base. The 4G network seem a good start to commence reclaiming the market it lost in 2010 when the operator lost at least 554,000 customers. The company confirmed today that the schedule for the 4G network organizing would be completed by the end of this year.

According to AustraliaIT, Vodafone's new network has already been launched in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Canberra. Next to avail the service would be Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne while all sites on the eastern seaboard would be upgraded this year.

Vodafone Android Tablet

The Vodafone Android Tablet which was launched today. The tablet comes with 16GB internal memory (expandable 32 GB Micro SD), 5 MP camera among other features.
Coinciding with the news to launch the 4G network, Vodafone has also announced its own Vodafone brand Android Tablet. The tablet runs on a fast and multi-tasking dual-core Android OS v3.2 Honeycomb and is sleekly designed. Of course the tablet won;t actually make you think the Apple iPads are dinosaurs yet, but the new design is tremendously refreshing. I like the accentuation given on the jet-black, soft design.

Among other specs, the Vodafone tablet has WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity (yawn), supports internet up to 14.4 Mbps, a 16GB internal memory and a 32 GB Micro SD card. Then there is the 5 MP camera, email, push email, IM and RSS. An inbuilt-app is the Market Store app through which users can access thousands of applications.